- Jul 24, 2018
- Lost a loved one
My PALS is on Trilogy for about 12 hours at night and another 4 during the day. On two occasions, he has had difficulty breathing on his left side at night while on the machine. The first time it took about 30 minutes of sitting up to recover but last night it was longer. Our RT recommended using the higher secondary setting if this occurred but my PALS didn't think about switching the setting last night. As of a year ago, a fluoroscopy did show slight elevation of the left diaphragm so we know the left side was showing some atelectasis. Based on other's experiences, is this consistent with possibly needing changes to the Trilogy settings? We have Clinic this week so I will be able to visit with the pulmonologist at that time but was just wondering if anyone had dealt with this before.